Against the constant tirade of US politicians calling Putin and his pals “thugs,” a Russian official on Monday called the United States’ shuttering of Russian facilities “state hooliganism.”
Reuters reports thAT Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov exclaimed,
“I am inclined to call what is happening state hooliganism.”
This follows shocking revelations from Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova that the FBI agents were searching the Russian diplomatic and consular compounds for explosive devices, something more common in the hideout of terrorist groups than in the embassies and consular properties of large states.
As TheDuran notes, during an interview on Rossiya One television, Zakharova described the incident in the following way,
“By the way, do you know, what they were looking for – as we were told before the searches? You would not believe it – they were looking for explosives”.